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There was no contest when Charly Bliss were picking a song to cover from our 25-song list for the A.V Undercover Sessions, The power-pop four-piece knew as soon as it saw Len’s one-hit wonder “Steal My Sunshine” on the remaining list. The song is bright and effervescent—a prototypical summer song that works effortlessly with Bliss’ brand of energetic ’90s fuzz-rock, and they bring new energy to the typically laid-back track.

In our interview below, the band admits to adding the song to its set list whenever they DJ. Their debut album,  Guppy is available now on Barsuk Records.

Hippo Campus is a young band in a couple of ways: The Minnesota quartet has only been together a relatively short time, its members are barely of legal drinking age, and it’s only released one EP so far, the Alan Sparhawk-produced Bashful Creatures. But the band’s few recordings and live shows have been enough to inspire radio play all over the country, plus tours with Modest Mouse and a slot at this year’s Lollapalooza. Another EP, South, will be out in October. In the meantime, enjoy the band’s cover of Electric Light Orchestra’s classic “Don’t Bring Me Down,” a hit from 1979 that features either the word “Bruce” or “grooos,” depending on who you ask.